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Letter: Fight The Mall

We’ve worked hard in the past to protect and preserve our community, and now we need to do it again. On Tuesday Aug. 20, a referendum will be held on the Town of Oyster Bay’s proposed sale of its public works complex on the Long Island Expressway Service Road. This sale would bring in over $32 million to the town while protecting the suburban open space we so dearly cherish.

Unfortunately, the Taubman Company, which has been trying for 17 years to shove a mega-mall down our throats, is once again reaching into their deep pockets and trying to stop the sale. That’s why we need everyone to come out and vote YES, in favor of the sale on Aug. 20.

It’s one of the most important votes you’ll ever make, since the referendum’s approval will stop, once and for all, the mega-mall from ruining our community.

Don’t forget to vote YES.

Michael Heller

Jericho

The writer is a past president of the Birchwood Civic Association, which is a member of the Cerro Wire Coalition, a group that has long campaigned against the Taubman Company project.